Eastern Barred Bandicoot - Ceramic Wildlife Sculpture
Made from slipcast porcellaneous stoneware, high fired to 1290°C. It's features are then applied using onglaze slip with wax resist used to describe the bars.
Measures approximately 8cm long x 4cm high with a gloss finish and will fit into the palm of an adult hand.
The eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) is one of three bandicoot species in the genus Perameles. It has a short tail and three to four whitish bars across the rump.
This species is nocturnal. It emerges from its nest at dusk to forage for a variety of invertebrates including crickets, beetles and earthworms. During the day it rests in a grass-lined nest. When foraging, it uses its long nose to probe deep into the soil and then digs eagerly when it locates food.
Did you know gestation of the eastern barred bandicoot lasts just 12 days — one of the shortest gestation periods of any mammal?
Eastern barred bandicoot, Poimena Reserve, Austin's Ferry, Tasmania, Australia. The photo taken at night with off camera flashes.
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